Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, IL

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Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, IL. With one mistake or poor decision by someone else, your loved one is gone. When you lose a family member because of a preventable accident, you and your family need an experienced wrongful death lawyer as committed as you are to finding justice for your family and making the responsible party pay for their irreversibly destructive behavior. Burger Law’s team of accomplished Troy, IL wrongful death lawyers and legal staff will handle your case from beginning to end and negotiate a complete settlement for your family to recover.

Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys have represented hundreds of victims and worked to recover for them more than 100 million dollars in compensation. We represent even the most difficult cases that other law firms will not. If your family member lost their life in a preventable accident and you are ready to hold the negligent party accountable, talk to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL today by calling us at 314-542-2222 or reaching us online. Our Troy, IL wrongful death lawyers are available to discuss your case, the options available to you, and determine how we can add value to your suit. Do not wait to take action;contact us now.

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Gary Burger is devoted to helping injury victims recover from devastating accidents in Missouri and Illinois. Gary practices all areas of personal injury law and has been successful in providing financial recovery while aiding in the protection of our clients’ future.


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What Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Do For You?

The grief of losing a loved one is always difficult. Though when your family experiences the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing a loved on in an accident, facing any paperwork or legal processes is likely one of the last things you want to think about, it is important that you contact a wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL as soon as you can after your loved one's death. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer working your case as soon as possible, you will have an advocate and knowledgeable litigator by your side who can get the most from your claim and make sure that you use this chance to pay tribute to your loved one’s memory by making the responsibly party pay for their actions, help your family through this difficult time, and protect others from being subject to a similar fate in the future. The law only gives you one chance to bring a wrongful death claim and you have a limited time to file your claim as stipulated by state law, so it is important that you hire the right lawyer to represent you, your family, and your loved one’s memory right away.

It is a solemn honor to represent your grieving family in your wrongful death suit. As your Troy, IL wrongful death attorney, your Burger Law lawyer recognizes the importance of their role as your family fights to hold the negligent accountable and secure the means to move forward in the memory of your loved one. As your Troy, IL wrongful death attorney, we take our responsibility seriously and are sincerely committed to assisting you and your family from beginning to end of your wrongful death suit.

When you hire us as your wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL, we will do the following for your wrongful death claim:

  • Off you advice, support, and sound legal counsel
  • Thoroughly investigate all details of your case
  • Obtain and utilize all important documents and other evidence explaining the circumstances of your loved one's death and proving liability
  • Calculate the complete value of your claim, turning to experts in medical and other fields who can provide testimony regarding the extent of the damages you and your deceased loved one have suffered
  • Handle all component of your case, such as communicating with the defense, keeping you updated, filing all necessary paperwork, and all other case-related tasks
  • Litigate with the defense for the highest possible sum for your damages
  • Be able to take your case to trial and demonstrate to the judge and jury just how much you and your family have suffered, in the event that a favorable settlement is not reached before trial

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

For the best chance at success in your wrongful death claim and to get the financial support your family needs to have a memorial service, not to mention continue to provide for and meet the needs of your family, your situation must satisfy your state’s wrongful death suit requirements.

As a claimant hoping to file a wrongful death claim, you need to:

  • Be one of the people, according to state laws, who can file a wrongful death claim, depending on where or what state the accident occured that look your loved one’s life.

    In Missouri, certain family members have preference over others to file a wrongful death suit. The first group, including parents, spouses, children, or grandchildren, must file if possible. If none are able to do so, a sibling may file. When a wrongful death victim does not have any surviving relatives from either of these categories, you may have the court specially appoint a representative. In Illinois, the court appoints one person who acts as the representative to the beneficiaries. This representative is addressed in the suit, but the court will approve the fraction of the settlement or judgment that each living relative, spouse, or other next of kin is to receive from the settlement. To find out definitively whether you are, according to state law, able to file the suit in your state, talk to a wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL today.

  • File your Troy, IL wrongful death claim before the statute of limitations runs out.

    Missouri gives surviving family members three years from the date of their passing to file a suit. In Illinois you have two years in most cases, and five if the incident was intentional and violent. Realistically, two or three years can go by very quickly. As such, paramount that you speak to a Troy, IL wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of your loved one.

  • Meet all the requirements regarding fault and negligence in the wrongful death case.

    To qualify as a wrongful death case in Missouri or Illinois, certain facts must be true. You need to be able to prove that:

    1. The defendant had a duty to your loved one to keep them safe
    2. The defendant violated that duty through their behavior
    3. It was this breach that led to your family member's death
    4. As the person filling the wrongful death suit, you have experienced damages due to the event of your loved one's death

You undoubtedly have experienced a number of overwhelming emotions about losing your loved one in a preventable accident. To hold the negligent party responsible for the gross misconduct, honor the memory of your family member, and obtain the financial means your family needs to continue to take care of your day-to-day life, file a wrongful death suit. In order to increase your chance of success in your Troy, IL wrongful death claim and to understand whether you qualify to file a claim, count on the experienced Troy, IL wrongful death attorneys of Burger Law. We will help you make the most of the suit and get the financial compensation you deserve. Though this is no replacement for your loss, success in a wrongful death suit in Troy, IL is an important feat for countless mourning families. Burger Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Troy, IL grasp the importance of your suit and have the legal skill and commitment to look out for your family’s interests and obtain the best settlement possible.

How Your Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, IL Can Help Recover Damages

Families of wrongful death victims are provided by law a way to collect damages and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Damages to successful wrongful death claimants are typically awarded as financial compensation. The amount of money awarded depends upon many details. As experienced wrongful death attorneys, your Burger Law wrongful death lawyer in Troy, IL will work relentlessly and lend his experience to figure the full value of damages to which you are entitled. Regardless of whether we reach a settlement during the negotiation process, in mediation, or in an extensive jury trial, the Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL on your case will demonstrate just how devastating the accident has been for yourself, your family, and your loved one before they passed.

Many individual factors go into determining the value of your case. Each damage is described as either economic or non-economic.

You may collect damages in your wrongful death suit for:

  • The decedent's medical bills and treatment costs prior to their death
  • Final costs, like memorial services and burial costs
  • The decedent's pain and suffering before passing away
  • You and your family’s mental anguish of losing a loved one
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of care, such as if the decedent was a a mother and the main caretaker of two young children or looking after an adult family member with disabilities

Due to the various damages involved, your wrongful death case value depends on many factors. What was their age and life expectancy? What roles did they fill for their family? Did they care for any minor or other dependants? Did they lose their life in an accident or a willful act of violence? Did they undergo extensive medical care and exist in pain or did they die shortly after the event took place? Many facts of the decedent’s family, lifestyle, and circumstances of the accident will be considered in determining the value of your claim.

Wrongful Death Attorney Troy, IL | Burger Law

The wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL on your case should be accomplished in this area of law and have extensive experience and success in cases similar to yours. The wrongful death lawyers of Burger Law go the extra mile, exhausting all leads in negotiating your damages and proving the extent of how the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one's death. It is time to hire a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL to represent the interests of you and your family and fight for the complete compensation you deserve.

Give your family a chance to win your wrongful death claim by reaching out to a Burger Law wrongful death attorney in Troy, IL today. Let us put our extensive skill, knowledge, and dedication toward holding the negligent party accountable and collecting monetary damages to help your family move forward and pay tribute to your loved one’s memory. As your wrongful death attorneys, Burger Law views our commitment as your personal counsel and legal advocate very seriously and will not stop fighting until we secure a moment of peace for you and your family. Speak to our wrongful death attorneys today at 314-542-2222 or message us now.


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